Recycling in turmoil as China slams door on world’s waste

When China announced a new ban on 24 types of recyclable waste on January 1, cities across Canada were left scrambling with a growing mountain of plastic and paper waste that they suddenly can’t get...

B.C. ill prepared to cope with climate change: auditor general

B.C. will not meet its 2020 greenhouse gas emission targets and is not adequately prepared to mitigate the impact of fire, flooding and drought precipitated by climate change, says B.C. Auditor...

Ottawa overhauls Environment Act, NEB

Environmental assessments of projects like pipelines will no longer be conducted by the National Energy Board.   In sweeping changes announced Thursday, February 8 by federal Environment Minister...

Ottawa restores Fisheries Act measures “gutted” by Harper

The federal government will restore more than $280 million in funding cut by the Stephen Harper government to Fisheries and Oceans Canada, ban the capture of whales and dolphins, restore protective...

Gas could help put brakes on climate change, study finds

Fix the fugitive methane problem in the natural gas sector, and liquefied natural gas can be an important “bridge” to a decarbonized world. So said Diane Regas, executive director of the...

B.C. Green leader draws line in sand over LNG

When it comes to climate change, the world is filled with leaders who make bold commitments to renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction targets, earning praise from the public and green stars...

B.C. government proposes new restrictions on dilbit

The B.C. NDP government is planning new restrictions on the movement of diluted bitumen from Alberta through B.C. by pipeline or rail – restrictions that appear designed to try to halt the twinning...

BC LNG exports would have net GHG reductions: study

(Editor's Note: The original story, which stated the study was from Johns Hopkins, has been changed to reflect that it was a joint study involving the University of Calgary and Johns Hopkins, as well...

Don’t miss the incredible rare ‘super blue blood moon’ eclipse

Coming up at the end of the month is a rare, lunar phenomenon: a “super blue blood moon.” This rare event is a combination of three circumstances together: a total lunar eclipse, a blue moon, and a...

New contaminated-land rules complicate mixed-use projects

A movement to mix residential buildings into the redevelopment of old commercial and industrial sites has become more challenging after B.C.’s contaminated-site regulations were recently...